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[[caption-width-right:300:The arcade version of ''Video Pinball'', with superimposed graphics.]]

''Video Pinball'' is a series of DigitalPinballTables released by Creator/{{Atari}} between 1977 and 1980.

The original ''Video Pinball'' was an upright arcade cabinet. A mirror reflected video images of the pinball, flippers, and targets over a printed background. Pushing down on the control panel simulated a nudge on screen, and up to four players could play at once.

The second version of ''Video Pinball'' was a dedicated home video console. It played four versions of pinball, as well as two versions of ''{{Breakout}}'' and a paddle-based basketball game. An OEM version of the system was produced for Sears' Tele-Games label, under the name "Pinball Breakaway."

The final version was a game cartridge released in 1980 for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}, and was programmed by Bob Smith. It featured simplistic simulations of a pinball machine's plunger, flippers, bumpers, and rollovers. A "nudge" feature allowed players to change the ball's movement with the joystick, but excessive movement would "tilt" the machine. This game is now available on UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade, as well as Code Mystics' ''Atari's Greatest Hits'' collection.

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!!The various versions of ''Video Pinball'' provides examples of:

* DifficultyLevels: A combination of game variations, and on the Atari 2600, difficulty switches.
%%* EndlessGame
%%* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning
* NoFairCheating: Too much nudging and TILT!
%%* NoPlotNoProblem
%%* {{Pinball}}
%%* PressurePlate: Rollovers.
%%* RagdollPhysics
* ScoringPoints: Though the 2600 version avoids PinballScoring, and has a couple of spinners worth one point.
* SpringsSpringsEverywhere: Bumpers and spinners.
%%* TopDownView
* VideoGameLives: Or in this case, balls.
%%* WideOpenSandbox
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